Alabama farmer finds success through Truterra carbon program

Some farmers are finding success with carbon markets.

Robert Walters grows cotton, corn and peanuts south of Auburn, Alabama and calls his participation in Truterra’s carbon program a win-win.

“Because you’re increasing the value and the richness of your soil, you’re helping the environment through the carbon, and a lot of things that some people just don’t realize and don’t see because they’re not there.”

He tells Brownfield the carbon program helps his farm be more sustainable.

“When I’m harvesting, I’m already trying to be in the field with a grain drill planting cover crops to keep something growing all the time. So it’s just a win-win all the way around.”

Truterra says its carbon program that Walters is a part of paid more than $5.1 million to farmers in 2022 for storing approximately 262,000 metric tons of carbon.

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